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Markey Says He Will Run For U.S. Senate

Waltham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.

The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.

Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, represents Waltham.

Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat.

The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."

NWBL December 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM
His hat is in the ring. He is a good man but if he goes to the senate, who replaces him in Congress?
Don Michael Donahue December 28, 2012 at 01:47 AM
A DEM Senator in THE US Senate is a priority, Help Get Markey elected, and worry about his replacement later! MA has some outstanding Democrats ready to run!
JohnnyMass December 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Another liberal idiot who will rubber stamp Obama's garbage, sending the nation further into debt.
Dr Becker, Michael December 28, 2012 at 04:39 AM
And that's why I was reading the article, to see if there was a quick way to get to the Markey For Senate site to volunteer my $ and time knowing that nothing arouses the ignorant to hate more than attempting to think different.
Jerry Chase January 31, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Ed Markey: just another Liberal among the millions of 'em here in TAXachusetts. He has no redeeming virtues to earn a single vote.

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